28 LETTERS FROM THE the Genevan, who wanted to settle a colony in Ireland. Passed the evening at the Countess de Boufflers'. The Countess Amelie professes great affection for her mother-in-law, and was complaining to her of her husband's conduct. Madame de B. reminded her that it was her son whom she was abusing. " Ah 1" said she, "je pensais qu'il ne fat que wire gendre." i^th. At the Eden's at Sevres. The Queen was extremely attentive to them at Fontainebleau whilst the commercial treaty was pending; but upon the Duke of Dorset's return she gave them up entirely, and out of regard for him never takes the least notice of them. zoth. The Duke d'Orleans is exiled. 2$rd. Went with Monsieur Denon to see Valenciennes' pictures; also to the show of those of Monsieur de Vaudreuil : all of the French school—very inferior to the Italian. At the opera of Edipe & Colonne; charming music by Sacchini. 25^. Went to the apartments of that dreamer^ FAbb6 Chaupy, who finds out the Eleusinian mys- teries to be the Gospel, and is going to publish twenty volumes in quarto upon the four epochs in Italy, in which he is to prove Plato and all antiquity to have been perfect Christians.